Many thanks for your support for the Lent fast day appeal this year. You have helped to raise an amazing £4.3 million which will be doubled by the UK government. The government match funding will go towards malnutrition projects in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Eritrea. Our in-country teams are working hard to finalise the project details so this life-saving work can begin in October 2018.
However I thought you would be interested in an update from our last match funded fast day appeal which was in Lent 2016.
In 2016, you raised an incredible £4.3 million for our work, with an additional £3.5 million given from the UK Government for new projects in Uganda, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
These new match-funded projects have now been running for two years and we’ve seen great progress. Some highlights include:
- Installed or repaired 567 water points.
- Built 44,200 toilets.
- Trained 1,448 people to maintain and repair water points or toilets
- Taught 1,294 people how to raise local water and sanitation issues with village chiefs and officials.
Elizabeth from Uganda told us “The project has solved our water problems.We easily fetch water at whatever time, with great ease. It’s just a turn of the tap!”
So thank you all so much for your generosity and support . Please help us to continue our work by getting involved with Harvest fast day on Friday 5th October